Marten Program

The John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics


Inaugurated in 1985 through an endowment by the John S. Marten family, this program annually offers courses in both homiletics and liturgical celebration for students whose ministries will involve the preaching of God’s word and leadership in worship.

For more information, visit the Marten Program website.Through the Marten Program, MDiv students benefit from symposia and workshops on preaching in contemporary society, and the program occasionally hosts a visiting professor to offer additional courses in those areas. The vision and generosity of the Marten family ensures the continuance of deep spiritual renewal of local faith communities, a major thrust of Vatican II, and adds a significant dimension to theological education at Notre Dame.